Chart 2
Value of building permits for the residential and non-residential sectors

billions of dollars 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 May 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 May 2020 Residential, seasonally adjustedResidential, seasonally adjusted Residential, trend-cycleResidential, trend-cycle Non-residential, seasonally adjustedNon-residential, seasonally adjusted Non-residential, trend-cycleNon-residential, trend-cycle
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
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Value of building permits for the residential and non-residential sectors, billions of dollars
  Residential, seasonally adjusted Residential, trend-cycle Non-residential, seasonally adjusted Non-residential, trend-cycle
May 2015 4.123 4.496 2.776 2.701
June 2015 4.650 4.541 2.742 2.694
July 2015 4.763 4.565 2.382 2.687
August 2015 4.671 4.555 2.730 2.675
September 2015 4.251 4.478 2.813 2.657
October 2015 4.698 4.414 2.740 2.644
November 2015 4.050 4.342 2.481 2.625
December 2015 4.548 4.293 2.569 2.644
January 2016 3.965 4.261 2.447 2.643
February 2016 4.104 4.288 3.020 2.629
March 2016 4.367 4.318 2.479 2.623
April 2016 4.759 4.336 2.740 2.612
May 2016 4.338 4.382 2.588 2.569
June 2016 4.178 4.450 2.262 2.559
July 2016 4.243 4.564 2.587 2.539
August 2016 4.619 4.713 2.980 2.527
September 2016 4.874 4.875 2.235 2.522
October 2016 5.742 5.018 2.423 2.506
November 2016 5.221 5.054 2.620 2.521
December 2016 4.731 5.030 2.381 2.545
January 2017 4.859 4.992 2.635 2.574
February 2017 5.096 4.940 2.574 2.669
March 2017 4.884 4.910 2.777 2.788
April 2017 4.547 4.900 2.840 2.883
May 2017 5.161 4.960 3.044 2.998
June 2017 5.160 5.006 3.352 3.084
July 2017 5.005 5.009 3.094 3.111
August 2017 4.985 5.002 2.804 3.128
September 2017 4.923 5.016 3.282 3.134
October 2017 5.117 5.038 3.405 3.124
November 2017 4.970 5.054 2.925 3.083
December 2017 4.986 5.114 2.833 3.031
January 2018 5.266 5.195 3.181 3.004
February 2018 5.362 5.280 3.048 2.959
March 2018 5.359 5.325 2.896 2.902
April 2018 5.241 5.324 2.697 2.891
May 2018 5.435 5.310 2.845 2.916
June 2018 5.412 5.250 3.019 2.946
July 2018 5.246 5.175 2.972 3.012
August 2018 4.728 5.129 3.157 3.089
September 2018 5.012 5.130 3.228 3.144
October 2018 5.263 5.115 3.001 3.198
November 2018 5.229 5.143 3.306 3.243
December 2018 5.290 5.174 3.578 3.286
January 2019 5.277 5.177 3.068 3.314
February 2019 4.881 5.181 3.137 3.348
March 2019 4.771 5.198 3.583 3.389
April 2019 6.031 5.252 3.565 3.413
May 2019 5.143 5.272 3.427 3.408
June 2019 5.020 5.283 3.231 3.382
July 2019 5.130 5.246 3.466 3.393
August 2019 5.791 5.256 3.304 3.400
September 2019 5.141 5.220 3.404 3.421
October 2019 5.023 5.189 3.428 3.467
November 2019 4.765 5.183 3.345 3.462
December 2019 5.139 5.160 3.792 3.378
January 2020 5.853 5.103 3.455 3.232
February 2020 5.277 4.981 3.139 3.048
March 2020 4.574 4.856 2.710 2.843
April 2020 4.047 4.712 2.117 2.666
May 2020 4.805 4.623 2.602 2.532
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
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